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Kymberly Pinder Appointed Dean of the Yale School of Art, First Black Person to Lead School in 150-Year History

Kymberly Pinder Appointed Dean of the Yale School of Art, First Black Person to Lead School in 150-Year History

  ONE OF THE NATION’S most prestigious art schools will be led by Kymberly Pinder. Yale University President Peter Salovey announced Pinder as the next Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean of the Yale School of Art. An alum of Yale, where she earned her Ph.D., Pinder is the first Black person appointed dean since the school...
Forthcoming in October, Ebony L. Haynes Will Open David Zwirner Space in Tribeca With Inaugural Exhibition Program Focused Exclusively on Women Artists

Forthcoming in October, Ebony L. Haynes Will Open David Zwirner Space in Tribeca With Inaugural Exhibition Program Focused Exclusively on Women Artists

DAVID ZWIRNER DIRECTOR Ebony L. Haynes is opening a new space in Tribeca at 52 Walker Street. Nine months ago, Haynes joined the gallery with a unique arrangement providing her the latitude to run her own David Zwirner location in New York. Haynes announced more details today about the stand alone space and the exhibition...
Latest News in Black Art: Zimbabwean Artist Portia Zvavahera Joins David Zwirner, Preston Pavlis Now Repped by Bradley Ertaskiran, Stained Glass Museum Acquires Kehinde Wiley Work & More

Latest News in Black Art: Zimbabwean Artist Portia Zvavahera Joins David Zwirner, Preston Pavlis Now Repped by Bradley Ertaskiran, Stained Glass Museum Acquires Kehinde Wiley Work & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Portia Zvavahera. | Photo by Mario Todeschini. © Portia Zvavahera. Courtesy David Zwirner and Stevenson   Representation Zimbabwean artist Portia Zvavahera (above) is now represented by David Zwirner in collaboration with Stevenson Gallery of...
Curator Joy Bivins Named Director of Schomburg Center in Harlem: 'In My Career, I Have Worked to Help Others Make Sense of History'

Curator Joy Bivins Named Director of Schomburg Center in Harlem: ‘In My Career, I Have Worked to Help Others Make Sense of History’

  THE SCHOMBURG CENTER for Research in Black Culture in Harlem has a new leader. The New York Public Library announced Joy Bivins will serve as the next director of the renowned cultural institution, a library and research center where the papers of James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Maya Angelou are housed. Bivins is being...
Mickalene Thomas, Whose Powerful Paintings Celebrate Black Women, is Staging Exhibitions with Lévy Gorvy Gallery in Four World Capitals This Fall

Mickalene Thomas, Whose Powerful Paintings Celebrate Black Women, is Staging Exhibitions with Lévy Gorvy Gallery in Four World Capitals This Fall

  THIS FALL, Mickalene Thomas will make a grand statement, presenting all new work in a series of exhibitions in four world capitals, in partnership with Lévy Gorvy. The gallery is hosting the shows at its locations in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong. Over the past two decades, Thomas has built a singular...
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Appoints Allison Glenn Senior Curator and Director of Public Art

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Appoints Allison Glenn Senior Curator and Director of Public Art

THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON (CAMH) announced a major appointment a few days ago. Allison Glenn is joining the museum as senior curator and director of public art. Glenn will lead the non-collecting museum’s exhibition programming, public art projects, and artist’s initiatives, and provide senior leadership for the curatorial team. She comes to the Contemporary...
Latest News in Black Art: 5 Percent of Los Angeles Museum Board Members are Black; Sonia Boyce, Christina Quarles, and Cigna Samson Join New Galleries

Latest News in Black Art: 5 Percent of Los Angeles Museum Board Members are Black; Sonia Boyce, Christina Quarles, and Cigna Samson Join New Galleries

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Artist Christina Quarles is now represented by Hauser & Wirth. Shown in her Los Angeles studio, 2021. | Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo by Ilona Szwarc   News The Los Angeles Times...
Latest News in Black Art: Howard Fine Arts College Named for Chadwick Boseman, Cranbrook Honors Artis Lane, New Reps for Camille Billops and Winfred Rembert & More

Latest News in Black Art: Howard Fine Arts College Named for Chadwick Boseman, Cranbrook Honors Artis Lane, New Reps for Camille Billops and Winfred Rembert & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Dating back two decades to when he was a student at Howard University, Chadwick Boseman had advocated for maintaining the College of Fine Arts. | Courtesy Howard University   Academia Howard University named its College...
Reflecting on George Floyd with Words, Artistic Expression, and Durable Change Through Policy Reform

Reflecting on George Floyd with Words, Artistic Expression, and Durable Change Through Policy Reform

Photo: Shutterstock   ONE YEAR AFTER the murder of George Floyd, worldwide tributes and remembrances poured forth on May 25. Culture leaders, artists, and journalists weighed in on the state of the national landscape and Floyd’s legacy as police killings persist and Black Lives Matter protests and calls for justice continue in response. Floyd’s family...
Latest News in Black Art: Nicola Vassell Opens New Gallery, Theaster Gates Wins Serpentine Commission, Curator Rujeko Hockley Promoted at Whitney Museum

Latest News in Black Art: Nicola Vassell Opens New Gallery, Theaster Gates Wins Serpentine Commission, Curator Rujeko Hockley Promoted at Whitney Museum

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Nicola Vassell opened a new art gallery in Chelsea. The inaugural exhibition features works by photographer Ming Smith. | Video by Chelsea Odufu for ConceptNV   News Curator and art advisor Nicola Vassell opened a...
Latest News in Black Art: Donavon Smallwood Wins Aperture Portfolio Prize, Museums Plan Major Exhibition Exploring Great Migration, Estate of Elizabeth Talford Scott Goes to Goya Contemporary

Latest News in Black Art: Donavon Smallwood Wins Aperture Portfolio Prize, Museums Plan Major Exhibition Exploring Great Migration, Estate of Elizabeth Talford Scott Goes to Goya Contemporary

  Latest News in Black Art features regular news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   DONAVON SMALLWOOD, Untitled, 2020, from the series Languor. | © Devon Smallwood, Courtesy the artist   Awards & Honors New York photographer Donavon Smallwood won the 2021 Aperture Portfolio Prize. 1-54 Contemporary African Art...
E. Carmen Ramos Departs Smithsonian to Join National Gallery of Art as Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer

E. Carmen Ramos Departs Smithsonian to Join National Gallery of Art as Chief Curatorial and Conservation Officer

THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART (NGA) is adding to its leadership team. E. Carmen Ramos has been named chief curatorial and conservation officer, overseeing all aspects of the museum’s curatorial and conservation departments. She will be the first woman and first person of color to serve in the role. The appointment was announced May 13....
Latest News in Black Art: Phylicia Rashad Named Dean of Fine Arts at Howard University, Chicago Artist Eugene Wade Has Died, Nanette Carter Joins Berry Campbell

Latest News in Black Art: Phylicia Rashad Named Dean of Fine Arts at Howard University, Chicago Artist Eugene Wade Has Died, Nanette Carter Joins Berry Campbell

  Latest News in Black Art features regular news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Phylicia Rashad has been appointed dean of the newly established College of Fine Arts at Howard University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1970.   Appointments On May 12, Howard...
Latest News in Black Art: Collective Black Obsidian Sound System (BOSS) Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, New Representation for Artists Lonnie Holley and Nekisha Durrett

Latest News in Black Art: Collective Black Obsidian Sound System (BOSS) Makes Turner Prize Shortlist, New Representation for Artists Lonnie Holley and Nekisha Durrett

  Latest News in Black Art features regular updates of news and developments in the world of art and related culture   Atlanta-based artist and musician Lonnie Holley is now represented by Blum & Poe. | Photo lonnieholley.com   Representation Artist and musician, Lonnie Holley has joined Blum & Poe gallery, which has locations in...
Maryland Park to be Renamed for Artist and Historian David C. Driskell Previously Restricted to 'Caucasian Inhabitants Only'

Maryland Park to be Renamed for Artist and Historian David C. Driskell Previously Restricted to ‘Caucasian Inhabitants Only’

Magruder Park sign is removed in anticipation of a new one honoring David C. Driskell. | Photo: City of Hyattsville   WILLIAM PINKNEY MAGRUDER PARK in Hyattsville, Md., will be renamed for artist and curator David C. Driskell (1931-2020). The renowned historian of African American art was a longtime resident of Hyattsville. The park was...
Museums From Miami to Milwaukee are Recognizing Artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Her Deeply Personal, Poetic Work

Museums From Miami to Milwaukee are Recognizing Artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Her Deeply Personal, Poetic Work

  NASHVILLE, TENN.-BASED, Cuban-born artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons makes deeply personal and poetic work. A key figure in post-revolutionary Cuban art, she has received international attention over the past three decades. Currently, her unique practice is being celebrated with a prestigious prize from the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); acquisitions at the Institute of Contemporary...